Getting IN by Standing OUT

Getting IN by Standing OUT Author Deborah Bedor
ISBN-10 9781599325590
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 194
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The Rules for Admission Have Changed! Are you worried about what other families of high achieving children know that you don't about getting your child into a great college? A best-fit college? An Ivy University or top tier college? An intellectually challenging college? Getting IN by Standing Out will show you exactly how to discover, develop, and present your authentic high school journey to get noticed by Admissions among the thousands of other student applicants, and get ACCEPTED at your top schools. Getting IN by Standing OUT is the heralded, eye-opening guide that students, parents, and high school admission counselors have awaited. The book tells you, through personal student stories, peerless advice from Dr. Bedor’s eminent twenty-five year career, and brilliant out-of-the-box steps, what college admissions Actually looks for today. Dr. Bedor provides a heartwarming, aspirational handbook that coaxes and inspires students to use their high school years for a personal quest, intellectual passion, or social cause that’s in line with their authentic gifts, strengths, and ambitions. All things being equal: grades, scores, and recommendations, it is now your leadership and creative quest towards YOU that reveals the character and intellect that the gatekeepers to Admissions seek. Inside, Dr. Deborah Bedor empowers you to: · Discover your passions, create impact, and thrive on intellectual and “extrapreneurial” engagement · Invest in yourself so the top colleges will want to invest in you · Learn the study habits and tests that show you off the best · Brag artfully to remain likeable · Structure exceptional and meaningful essays explaining “why you do what you do” – because the WHY is everything · Uncover generous merit-based financial awards · Ace your admissions interview “High School is a vibrant, open all night laboratory in which to begin creating yourself. Find the thing that fascinates you, and you will become fascinating.”



The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College Author Pria Chatterjee
ISBN-10 9781941393734
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 192
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A top college admissions insider exposes the never-before revealed secrets to getting into one of America’s elite colleges. Your child is smart. Your child is on the honor roll. Your child aced the SAT. But is it enough to get into a top-tier college? In the Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College, educational consultant Pria Chatterjee simplifies the complicated process of college admissions, providing parents and students with the tools needed to secure a spot at one of America’s most competitive colleges. In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Chatterjee gives readers an exclusive look inside the college admissions office—and the mind of a college admissions officer—and exposes just what elite schools look for in a potential student. Through a series of real-world case studies and with a store of deep insider knowledge, Chatterjee will help you navigate the thicket of college admissions and show parents and students what skills and attributes to stress (and what to downplay) when applying to your dream school. • 100% SUCCESS RATE: This is the bullet proof guide to getting into a top college from a consultant with a 100 percent success rate getting her clients into one of America’s best universities. • INSIDER KNOWLEDGE: Last year 35,000 students applied to Harvard. Only 6 percent were accepted. Chatterjee, a Harvard alum who interviews potential Harvard students as a member of the university’s schools committee, explains that you too can be a member of that elite group. But you must stress the right qualifications.



Acing the College Application

Acing the College Application Author Michele Hernandez
ISBN-10 9780345462022
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 240
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With so many qualified applicants, competition for college admissions is fiercer than ever. Now you can put yourself ahead of the pack by making your application flawless! When applying for college, good grades and high standardized test scores are not always enough to guarantee admission. What sets you apart, argues Michele Hernández, is the way you describe yourself in your application. But how do you present yourself with flair, and highlight all your talents, skills, and passions, in just a few pages? A former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College, Dr. Hernández takes you step-by-step through the entire application process, revealing the details that make or break an applicant. From the multitude of short and longer essays to the myriad of charts, lists, and personal data sections, she offers essential advice, useful anecdotes, and vivid examples. Included are: • A line-by-line look at the common application • The truth about the essays, with samples of those that made the grade • The best way to ask for teacher and guidance counselor recommendations • When to provide colleges with optional essays and peer evaluations • The ten common myths and misconceptions of the on-campus interview • The most meaningful academic subjects, work experience, and extracurricular activities to mention • Early action versus early decision—the trade offs With this helpful, savvy book, prospective college students—and their parents and counselors—can now vastly improve their chances of getting into the college of their choice. “Want to scale the Ivy wall? Michele Hernández gives you the tools to do it. This brisk, no-nonsense book is built on inside dope, and Hernández’s experience allows her to challenge conventional admissions thinking.” —HARRY BAULD Author of On Writing the College Application Essay



How to Prepare a Standout College Application

How to Prepare a Standout College Application Author Alison Cooper Chisolm
ISBN-10 9781118702062
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 352
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Demystifying the process of completing a college application Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on the Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.



How to Make Colleges Want You

How to Make Colleges Want You Author Mike Moyer
ISBN-10 9781402234040
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 160
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What if you had colleges coming after you instead of the other way around? The hidden little secret of college admissions is that most schools are desperate... desperate for great kids who do things differently and will make their campuses vibrant and exciting. And you don't have to be an A student, the president of your student body, or the winner of the national spelling bee to do this. Any student can become someone that colleges compete for if you follow the recommendations in this book. The Secret of NTAs: Unusual activities that make you stand out Breaking the Zone: Take advantage of where you're from and who you are Striking the Nerve: Decode what colleges believe in, then match those values Your Application Team: Getting references, teachers, and counselors to boost your odd And much more No matter where you are in your high school career, you can start these things today and vastly increase your odds of getting into the competitive college of your choice.



Earning Admission

Earning Admission Author Greg Kaplan
ISBN-10 1523879165
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 162
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There is a crisis that millions of families face each fall: how to get their child into highly selective colleges. In 2015, the Ivy League received almost 250,000 applications for 14,000 spots, while one of the top public universities, UCLA, received over 92,000 applications for 5,800 spots in its freshman class. This crisis spirals out of control as the number of applicants from the U.S. and abroad skyrockets. Whether your child dreams of attending Harvard or Berkeley, Earning Admission is the blueprint that empowers your child to use strategic planning and marketing to stand out amongst a sea of applicants and earn admission. This step-by-step guide to earning admission teaches: * How your child can select and take classes in high school to stand out from other straight 'A' students. * How your child can dramatically increase her odds of admission by strategically choosing a major. * How your child can write a personal statement that sets her apart from other applicants by demonstrating perspective, passion, and maturity. * How your child can build a slate of extracurricular activities that admissions officers value. * How your child can secure hundreds of thousands of dollars of merit scholarships or need-based grants even if your family earns over $100,000 per year. "Earning Admission taught us everything we needed to know about making our daughter a unique and competitive applicant It helped us get our daughter get into Yale." -Jay C., parent of a Yale undergrad.



How to Be a High School Superstar

How to Be a High School Superstar Author Cal Newport
ISBN-10 9780307715814
Release 2010-07-27
Pages 272
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Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P.-taking, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The New Rules of College Admissions

The New Rules of College Admissions Author Michael London
ISBN-10 9780743280679
Release 2006-09-05
Pages 260
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A top-ranked educational consulting firm counsels parents and students on how to select, successfully apply to, and finance college, offering recommendations for every step of the process, from writing essays and preparing for standardized tests to performing well at interviews and navigating financial aid options. Original. 30,000 first printing.



How They Got Into Harvard

How They Got Into Harvard Author Staff of the Harvard Crimson
ISBN-10 0312343752
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 208
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Describes the individual admissions process of fifty students accepted to the prestigious university, sharing strategies for identifying key talents, submitting the perfect application package, and improving networking skills.



Break These Rules

Break These Rules Author Luke Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781613747872
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 224
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“This book actually breaks the rules just by existing. This much sheer coolness should not be allowed in one volume!” —Jordan Sonnenblick, bestselling author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie In Break These Rules, 35 favorite middle grades and young adult authors—including Kathryn Erskine, A. S. King, Matthew Quick, Sara Zarr, Gary Schmidt, and many others—speak directly to their readers and advise them to break the boundaries of conformity. In moving, inspiring, often funny essays they take on many of the powerfully inhibiting, often unspoken “rules” of adolescence, such as Boys shouldn’t be gentle, kind, and caring; Thou shalt wear Abercrombie & Fitch to fit in; You must be a jock or a nerd--you can’t be both; and Girls should “act like girls.” It is often through reading fiction that kids start to question such restrictions, so who better to speak to them directly than their favorite novelists? The book is focused on encouraging students to break rules in their own lives—a prospect many teens and tweens will find thrilling and fresh. Luke Reynolds has taught middle and high school English in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as composition at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of A Call to Creativity and Keep Calm and Query On.



Excellent Sheep

Excellent Sheep Author William Deresiewicz
ISBN-10 9781476702735
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 256
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A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” (People). As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently. It is essential, says Deresiewicz, that college be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths. He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it. “Excellent Sheep is likely to make…a lasting mark….He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper-middle-class life in America….Mr. Deresiewicz’s book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life: passionate weirdness” (The New York Times).



How to Win at College

How to Win at College Author Cal Newport
ISBN-10 9780767920223
Release 2005-04-12
Pages 208
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The only guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country's most successful students What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years—graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of the class. These college-tested—and often surprising—strategies include: • Don’t do all your reading • Drop classes every term • Become a club president • Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA • Never pull an all-nighter • Take three days to write a paper • Always be working on a “grand project” • Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting an edge on life after graduation. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Overcome

Overcome Author Carmen Blandin Tarleton
ISBN-10 1939418119
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 294
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On June 10, 2007, Carmen Blandin Tarleton's estranged husband broke into her rural Vermont home, beat her with a baseball bat, and doused her with industrial-strength lye. Doctors called it "THE MOST HORRIFIC INJURY A HUMAN BEING COULD SUFFER." Tarleton spent the next three and a half months in a medically induced coma, and when she awoke, it was to an unimaginable reality: she was blind and permanently disfigured, with burns covering more than eighty percent of her body. Her recovery would include months of painful rehab, dozens of surgeries, and total dependence on family, friends, and strangers for physical and financial care. With so much taken away, no one could have anticipated what Tarleton would gain from her experience: an awakening. A purpose. Joy. By sharing her struggles and ultimate victory over catastrophic loss, Tarleton proves that life is a choice-and, in the process, offers a rare glimpse into the best and worst corners of the human heart. "CARMEN IS SO UNFLINCHINGLY HONEST, SO TRANSPARENT . . . Overcome: Burned, Blinded, and Blessed is an opportunity to bask, for just for a little while, in the rays of her exceptional spirit." -JONI BUSBY, SUPERVISING PRODUCER, THE DOCTORS "Carmen's story is one of tragedy and triumph. She is truly an example of the strength and beauty of the human spirit. Carmen went from victim to survivor and teaches us all that we can overcome the unimaginable and create the lives we would like to live." JENNIFER RADICS, MBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALISA ANN RUCH BURN FOUNDATION "Carmen Tarleton's story is a riveting account of a courageous woman who teaches us all the power of fighting suffering with relentless hope and tenacity." SAMIR MELKI, MD, PHD FOUNDER, BOST ON EYE GROUP "Carmen tells her inspiring story with remarkable clarity and honesty. She has endured a journey many might be unable to endure and arrived to provide the reader with wisdom, compassion, and inspiration. As heavy as the price was for Carmen, Overcome is a wonderful gift to those of us who take the time to read it. Her story is, at heart, one of a profound and courageous journey, and she has arrived with great treasures to offer us all." DAVID VOGEL PRESIDENT, BURN SURVIVORS OF NEW ENGLAND "Told with sincerity and grace, Overcome powerfully illustrates the unlimited resilience of the human spirit. Carmen's heart-thumping journey is at times harrowing, yet always keenly illuminating. Overcome is a bracing triumph of the soul." MICHAEL PAUL MASON AUTHOR OF HEAD CASES: STORIES OF BRAIN INJURY AND ITS AFTERMATH



Extreme You

Extreme You Author Sarah Robb O'Hagan
ISBN-10 9780349412320
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 288
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'Sarah doesn't just sit at the table - she stands on it. She's full of inspiring advice about how to bounce back from failures, speak your truth, embrace your quirks, and have a lot more fun along the way.' Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and Founder of Leanin.org As a child, Sarah Robb O'Hagan felt destined to become a champion, but her early efforts at sport, music and theatre failed to reveal a natural superstar. Unwilling to settle for average, she learned through a series of dramatic successes and epic failures to follow her own path to success. Sarah climbed the corporate ladder at Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Gatorade and Equinox - also becoming a wife, mother and endurance athlete - and though in her twenties she was fired twice, in her thirties she led the turnaround of a $5 billion sports drink business. Her approach has stemmed from personal experience and inspiration from the band of highly accomplished 'Extremers' that she has met along the way: entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, TV personalities, an Olympic champion downhill skier, a former secretary of state, and even a world-famous tattoo artist. These Extremers helped her recognise that success doesn't come from conforming, hiding weaknesses or reaching some pre-planned destination. The bolder choice is to embrace Extreme You: to bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do, and to bring out the Extreme in the people and the culture around you. Inspiring, practical and funny, Extreme You is Sarah's training programme for developing the drive, originality and fierce attitude to become the best version of you.



Stronger Together

Stronger Together Author Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN-10 9781501161735
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 288
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Stronger Together brings together the personal stories, speeches, fact sheets, and policy proposals behind Secretary Clinton's historic campaign, from the announcement of her candidacy in April 2015 up to her nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. It follows in the tradition of other presidential campaign agenda books, including Putting PeopFirst by Bill Clinton and Al Gore in 1992 and Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise in 2008. Here is a carefully considered, in-depth blueprint for America's future, brimming with the nitty-gritty policy details that get left out of the cable news cycle. Concrete proposals to boost the middle-class, raise wages, and create permanent jobs. A course of action to defeat global terrorist networks and support our allies. All of it researched and backed up by facts. Told in accesible, straight-forward language, Stronger Together is a guide for everyone looking for substantive discussions about real world problems.



A Is for Admission

A Is for Admission Author Michele A. Hernández
ISBN-10 9781455501892
Release 2010-10-28
Pages 304
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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.



Promote Yourself

Promote Yourself Author Dan Schawbel
ISBN-10 9781250025678
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 272
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How people perceive you at work has always been vital to a successful career. Now with the internet, social media, and the unrelenting hum of 24/7 business, the ability to brand and promote yourself is more crucial than ever. Schawbel shows readers how to navigate this new environment as an employee and lays out what managers are really looking for. Unveiling exclusive new research on the modern workplace, Schawbel breaks down the outdated mores of getting ahead and lays out a practical guide for building an outstanding career in an age of personal marketing, economic uncertainty and constant adaptation to new technologies. Shedding light on the disconnect between Gen Y and their managers, and revealing new findings on the most important skills required for management roles, professional development at work, networking, self-promotion, and social media's role in the workplace, Promote Yourself also gives readers the most critical skill necessary today: an awareness of their unique strengths and how to differentiate themselves.